Tell Me Tuesday - Where it All Began: When I Met Gregg Allman

Garrett Hacking of Photography G with Gregg AllmanWelcome to “Tell Me Tuesdays” where I will tell the story behind some of my most popular and famous photos. My audience often asks for the “how”, “where” and “what” about my images, and how I have made a good living with a camera for nearly 20 years. After all that time, as it happens, there are some great stories. I hope you will stay on for the ride and enjoy the show each week as the stories unfold. I will begin with where it all began, if you will, with rock and roll photography. One of the most often asked questions I get is, “How did you get into photographing all these famous musicians?Answer: Gregg Allman. A looong time ago, when I wasn’t even old enough to get into the club,Gregg Allman performing on stage with his guitar he was playing in Minneapolis. But with an assist from my older brother and the right “attitude,” I got in. I made my first images with a 35mm film camera, which I had actually found. I was compelled to capture the intensity of live performance and bring it home. What “opened the door” to my career was the open door that led to Gregg’s dressing room that night. I caught a glimpse of him as I was heading to the bathroom. I went in the “wrong door” and stood face to face with one of the most famous and renowned blues vocalists, writers and performers in all of rock and roll. And he was in there by himself! Turns out he is a very kind man. After I made a request, he invited me to come back in with a famous poster I had (super rare as it turns out), and he graciously signed it and posed for a photo. This story goes on and I will continue it down the line in subsequent posts, but suffice to say that poster, with his signature, opened even bigger doors in the next couple years. Some of my iconic photos of rock and roll legends are available for purchase, contact Photography G at 303-444-6994. We provide professional photography to all of Colorado and abroad.